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National Lockdown - January 2021

The government is allowing churches to remain open for public worship. This means that Mass, and other liturgies will continue to be celebrated publically each day. It is very encouraging that the Government has recognised that people have worked hard...

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Booking for Mass

Before you make a booking, please be aware of the following important information: • Please do not arrive at the church more than 15 minutes before Mass begins, but also try to avoid arriving at the last minute. Although queues...

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Live Streaming from St Edmunds

You can watch Mass from St Edmunds on your home computer, or mobile device. With churches being able to re-open for public worship from December 2nd we will only be live streaming Mass on Sundays at 10.30am and Wednesdays at...

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Government Consultation on Faith Engagement

There was a strong ask from the officials of the MHCLG for individual Catholics to respond to this open consultation on the way Government engages with faith communities. The link to the online submission is: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/independent-faith-engagement-review-call-for-evidence This call for evidence...

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A Statement from the Cardinal on behalf of the Bishops' Conference for England and Wales

Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the National Lockdown Wednesday 4th November 2020. Today, Parliament passed into law the Regulations governing many aspects of activity in the whole of England until 2nd December. Please read...

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Statement on Safeguarding

The account given in the IICSA Report of abuse known to be inflicted on children in the Catholic Church in England and Wales in the past 50 years is shocking and overwhelming. At our meeting this week, we Bishops have...

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is an ideal way of combining prayer and exercise. Allied to Abbey 1000, an inspirational opportunity has been designed for you to walk (within permitted guidelines) in your own time either or both of two mediaeval routes of pilgrims...

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Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse...

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Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the Prime Minister's Statement Saturday 31st October 2020

This evening, the Prime Minister announced further widespread restrictions in England beginning on Thursday 5th November. Please read more here....

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A test of Faith describes the significance of St Edmund in times of plague

A local historian, tour guide and member of St Edmund's Catholic Church, John Saunders has decided to release a story that he intended for the future but which has assumed current relevance. Inhabitants of Bury St Edmunds will be familiar...

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